Participatory budgeting (PB) is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. In other words, the people who pay taxes decide how tax dollars get spent.
Participatory budgeting helps make budget decisions clear and accessible. It gives real power to people who have never before been involved in the political process. And it results in better budget decisions - because who better knows the needs of our community than the people who live there?
Western Queens Councilmembers, Costa Constantinides (District 22) and Jimmy Van Bramer (District 26) are participating in PBNYC and VOTING TAKES PLACE IN BOTH DISTRICTS from MONDAY, APRIL 13 THOUGH SUNDAY, APRIL 19th!
To learn more about where and how to vote, and to volunteer if you live in NYC City Council District 22:
To learn more about where and how to vote, and to volunteer if you live in NYC City Council District 26: